Meaningful work is the conduct of activity perceived by the individual as contributing to society. It can be paid employment (working for another), self-employment (working for oneself) or volunteering (contributing to a cause without payment).
What we can do for you
Were are halfway through constructing our employment program. We've been trialling a few initiatives, and we have largely settled on a recruitment service and a transition service. We now have a Jobs Board with Red Rock Recruitment if your confident you are ready for a job, you just need the connections. And we have an agreement with Career Transition Management with Right Management if you think you need a little help and preparation to land your ideal job.
We are also able to assist if you are thinking of starting your own business. In that case, we'll utilise Prince's Trust Australia Enterprise for Veterans program. We'll also hook in the NEIS Program and link you up to the Veterans Community Business Chamber.
Or if its volunteer work you are after, something to support our ex-ADF community or other cause, no matter how much time or effort you can afford, we've got work for you in The Oasis Townsville Volunteer Opportunities Program which is closely aligned to Volunteering North Queensland.
*Links list is not exhaustive, if you know of another please use the contact form to let us know.
Links for Employment
Issues to be aware of when coming to 'Civvie Street'
Finding Meaningful Work
What industries are jobs growing fastest in?
The Australian Government website JobOutlook is a good place to start for a menu of jobs you might be interested in. See what jobs are on the rise in the next 5 years?
Now find how to acquire the skills that can lead to what you want to do.
Recognition of Prior Learning from ADF?
Qld Government Skillsgateway site is very useful, it is a search engine to assist people to navigate training courses, qualifications and funding. It also provides details of all current Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects in QLD.
Preparing a Resume and Covering Letter
Videos on YouTube "Job Seeker Prep Series" on how to write a Resume and Covering Letter
Finding a Job
Employment Services that support ex-ADF members*
Enabled Employment (one of a few focusses is ex-ADF)
Trans-Civ (Defence career transition)
EDit (Ex-Defence Integration Team)
Starting a Small Business